Jonathan Bailey is in talks to join the cast of Jon M. Chu’s “Wicked” movies.The “Bridgerton” star will play Fiyero in the two-part feature adaptation headlined by Ariana Grande as Glinda and Cynthia Erivo as Elphaba. The Universal Pictures films are set for release on Christmas in 2024 and 2025.“Wicked” is a prequel to “The Wizard of Oz,” telling the story of how Elphaba became the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch.“We decided to give ourselves...
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The pandemic pushed back the release of Chu’s Warner Bros. big screen adaptation of the Quiara Alegría Hudes/Lin-Manuel Miranda Broadway musical “In the Heights,” set in a New York City Latino neighborhood, to June 2021. But his career is still zooming forward on the momentum of his 2018 film “Crazy Rich Asians,” which grossed $238.5 million worldwide and proved the commercial viability of Asian-themed films. He executive produced the Apple TV Plus series “Home Before Dark,” as well as directed several of its episodes, while prepping a series about the 2018 Thai cave rescue for Netflix and a pair of “Crazy Rich Asians” sequels for Warner Bros. He’s also developing projects under his four-year overall deal with Disney’s 20th Television, including the medical drama “Triage.”